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CSPAN
Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. is britain's police force incompetent or corrupt or both? public confidence in the police is said to be rocky after two high-profile resignations. the police said manning a botched investigation -- admitting a botched investigation, and now an admission that they were working at "news of the world" at the same time. so how far can we trust the yard? >> in this wine bar, just a stunt drove from scotland yard. they were on drinking terms. the latest revelations in this fast-moving story showed that the connection went deeper than s. -- than this. journalists always are looking for information. that is part of the job. in told by a former senior policemen, that and in this bar in the west and, these to be regular meetings between "news of the world" journalists and the head of the media to discuss fraud. i am told that the relationship was incredibly close. former commissioner met with "news of the world" 14 times in two years. >> was there any element of the relationship between the police and "news of the world" that is impeded them from pursuing the fund had been inquiry? that is the question
NBC
Jul 7, 2011 7:00am PDT
, britain's phone hacking scandal, a top-selling newspapers accused of listens to voice mails, celebrities, murder victims and now even the widows of soldiers, charges the prime minister calls. >>> and a grizzly attack, a hiker mauled to death inside yellowstone park. the first fatalities within 25 years. parts of the park are closed as official try to figure out why it happened, thursday, july official try to figure out why it happened, thursday, july 11th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television thursday morning. i'm ann curry. >> i'm davp >> i'm david g matt today. tr the bottp the bottth hrher thp her ther the h p of the four misdemeanor c sshep she faced,she f yearp years, byears, but sh earearly as yearp years, byears, but sh earearly a the ends of the month, considering her good behavior while in prison, but could it be sooner than that? we're going to break down the decision in a moment with savannah guthrie and star jones. we'll also hear from the anthonys' attorney as well, but first right to kerry sanders outside the courtroom. he's been covering the case from the be
CNN
Jul 2, 2011 11:00am PDT
and clashed with riot police. >>> on to canada, the royal visit. britain's prince william and katherine are in montreal today. day three of the first official trip abroad as man and wife. they are coming to the united states afterwards. >>> and as long as we're talking about royal couples, prince albert of monaco is now a married man. he and south african born charlene wittstock were legally married yesterday during a civil ceremony but held a religious service today in monte carlo. >>> the president of venezuela will stay out of his country for a bit longer. hugo chavez made a shocking announcement this week publicly acknowledging a grim rumor that had been swirling about his health. >> reporter: this is how president chavez looks today. it is a different chavez from the one first elected president 13 years ago. then he was the youngest head of state in his country's history. today, he is battling cancer. this video was released on friday and shows him working. but he is not in caracas. he is far away from his palace in havana where he is receiving cancer treatment. this is a powerful
FOX News
Jul 12, 2011 7:00pm EDT
rupert murdoch will attend a hearing in great britain that is news to the world hacking scandal. investigators say staffers at that newspaper hacked into the voice mail accounts of people whom they were covering. it was a 168-year-old newspaper that printed its last edition on sunday. but the controversy did not die with the tabloid. far from it the british house of commons today requested appearances from news corps chairman and ceo rupert murdoch as well as his son, the deputy chief operating officer james murdock. we're told the committee cannot compel the murdocks to attend the hearing because they are american citizens, but it can force the paper's former editor rebekah brooks to show up because she is a british national. news of the world was part of news international, that's u.k. newspaper division of news corporation, which is the parent company of fox news channel. this all comes as the former bricial prime minister gordon brown accuses the news international papers of using criminals to get confidential information about his own family. >> bigger access to my legal fi
MSNBC
Jul 7, 2011 1:00pm EDT
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MSNBC
Jul 15, 2011 1:00pm EDT
. that was shock and disturbing. it's an indication of quite the depth of anger because what's happened in britain is the public has come to realize that most of their politicians were in the hands of this man that he had enormous influence over them. that he had the power to reward some and punish others that every prime minister really over the past 25 years has felt inclined to visit him, hear what he has to say, take account of his views. and i think when all of this came out and they saw what his news empire was actually doing to ordinary members of the public, the public has erupted. that's why you saw what happened today. i think that -- i wouldn't advise him to walk down the streets in london at the moment on his own. there is a white hot feeling of anger about how families' phones have been hacked of children who are dead of servicemen whose bodies were returned to the united kingdom. whose families phones were allegedly hacked. gordon brown the former prime minister saying that the medical records for his disabled child were stolen by criminals from a london hospital. imagine, the kind o
NBC
Jul 11, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >>> the royal newlywed couple have returned to great britain this morning after a whirl wind trip to north america. their final stop in california included a red carpet reception, a polo match, and meetings with inner city children and military veterans. nbc's jinah kim has highlights. >> reporter: the duke and duchess of cambridge began their final day in the united states by showing their creative and compassionate sides. they visited inner city arts in downtown los angeles, a nonprofit center teaching art to children who live in and around skid row. >> it is my honor to introduce his royal highness, the duke of cambridge. >> reporter: their next and final stop, a job fair for veterans at sony pictures studios, called hiring our heroes. >> they are the front lip ne of remarkable relationship between the united kingdom, the united states, and canada, which has safeguarded our freedoms for a century. >> reporter: in all, the royal newlyweds spent a little less than 48 hours in southern california but managed to pack in six major events, including a venture capital summit, a polo match, and
CSPAN
Jul 1, 2011 6:30pm EDT
, the level of economic interdependence between britain and germany was such that it was in some ways madness these two countries went to war. there was a very famous book written by a young historian who talked about the fact that perhaps britain should not have gone to war. that this was craziness for britain to do it and it was the pity of war. wait a minute. that historian was niall ferguson. >> yes, before we end the rebuttal portion of this debate, i'd like to allow dr. kissinger the last word. >> i don't know whether one can reverse the order of participants up here, because i think it's three to one against my friend niall. our chinese friend is saying that china has suffered a great deal, has been provoked through a century of western exploitations and that it's not trying to dominate the world. as i understand what he is saying it is this -- when the west wants to discuss climate or the financial assistance, our tendency is to say china can be a stakeholder. it can be a participant in a system they did not themselves participate in creating. so the issue is whether it is possible to
CSPAN
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
on the specifications of the machines bank in london, rupert murdoch has arrived at britain's parliament ahead of his appearance before lawmakers. he will be questioned about the investigation that brought down the newspaper. his son and rebekah brooks are also expected to appear. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> the c-span network -- we provide coverage of politics, public affairs, nonfiction books, and american history. it is all available to you. find our content any time throughout c-span's video library. bringing our resources to your community. is washington, -- it is washington, your way. >> ann coulter has something to say. sunday, august 7, your chance to talk to the new york times best selling author and syndicated columnist. three hours, starting at noon eastern on c-span2. >> "washington journal" continues. host: karen bass, a democrat, representing california's 33rd district. good morning. talk to us about the cut, cap & balance vote today in the house. do you think any democrats will vote for it? guest: frankly, i think it is very, very bad policy. some of the
FOX News
Jul 20, 2011 8:00am PDT
the united states were not japan and germany, they were actually russia and great britain who were our allies. the british actually had a thing they called the rumor factory in washington which was there to just kind of spread rumors about the germans. people like ian fleming, the guy that wrote james bond, he kind of worked the u.s. cocktail party circuit trying to get american to support the british. boy, this sure isn't new. jon: the allegation here is that this guy helped funnel about $4 million of cash to various members of congress who would be able to, you know, influence u.s. policy or maybe vote on u.s. policy especially with regard to kashmir. that portion of disputed territory that lies between india and pakistan. both nations claim it as their own. >> yeah. well, all i can say is, you know, the pakistani intelligence service could have used that money a lot better fighting terrorists back in pakistan. look, the odds of floating around a little money like that, moving u.s. policy on kashmir are zero. kashmir is a flash point issue between india and pakistan. the last thing the unit
CBS
Jul 2, 2011 5:00am PDT
better breakfast today. >>> britain's duke and duchess of cambridge, better known as prince william and wife kate are in canada to celebrate the nation's 144th birthday. all along they're treated like rock stars, people lining up for hours to catch a gliches of the young couple. coming up the latest on the royal tour. >> going from here to southern california, in a few days. a whirlwind trip of north america coming up. i don't think pippa is with them. >> pippa is not with them. >> didn't travel with them for the heck of it. >> she doesn't want to steal attention from kate probably. >> i see. >> or something like that. >> that's right. victoria arbiter will be here, our pal to talk about the royal stuff. i wonder how that will be like for them. kate has never been to north america. >> first trip here. they're on camera all the time and still manage to look good no matter what. >> got the whole thing down, working it well. for some your local news is next. for others stick around. your local news is next. >>> we're back with victoria arbiter. >> good morning. >> how are you doing? >>
NBC
Jul 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
has some answers. >>> all the way to the top. britain's prime minister forced to testify before parliament today in connection with that tabloid phone-hacking scandal. a day after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and
KRON
Jul 29, 2011 5:00pm PDT
and taiwan are major creditors so are brazil, russia and britain. oil exporters and caribbean bank also on a big part of the u.s. debt. but the major chunk is held right here at home, trillions of dollars of savings bonds and treasury bonds are in the hands of banks, insurance companies, mutual and pension funds as well this state treasuries. the country's no. 1 creditor is the federal reserve bank. it buys and sells treasury notes as a way of managing the economy. >> during his speech today president obama urged people to contact their senators, a place phone calls and even send out tweets. earlier today president obama tweeted this. >> at the tweets is just flooded twittered today, a check out some of the messages that were sent out today. in san this went to a congressman from pennsylvania who say that i hold jim will raised the debt limit to compromise and not fingerpointing we do not want to be fought. the next one that we have is a tweet sent to a senator. >> compromise and i kept on as a trendy topic, but it was mentioned more than 6500 times in just the first hour alone. >>
ABC
Jul 15, 2011 2:35am EDT
roles. connie britain and kyle chandler earned lead actor nods in a drama for "friday night lights" which was canceled. steve carell, who's leaving the starring role in "the office," was nominated for best actor in a comedy. the awawd ceremony will be held on september 18th in los angeles with "glee's" jane lynch hosting. karen travers, a a news. >> would you say you're a true "mad men" fan? >> i am, as a matter of fact. you can almost call me a don draper wannabe. >> you've got the look, i can see it. there you are. >> check it out. i really should have worn my fedora, what was i thinking? i love the pocket scarves coming back now. >>> "world news now" delivers your "morning papers." >> normally it would be time for your "morning papers." >> but instead today you are the headline. they brought the substitute to send you off in style. >> it's wonderful to have you here. >> the last two months. >> yes, it's been two months, it's hard to believe it's gone by that quickly but it has. i want to thank everybody who works on this show. they are tireless and wonderful. and they're the bes
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2011 10:00am EDT
, britain, and if you constitutional monarchies in scandinavia, you have a rise of radicalism in continental europe through the depression and in hitler's germany, miscellany, and everywhere. when you have slow growth, you might think that everyone would say we should pitch in together and save the nation. it is not just here, but in both democracies. whenever these subgroups may become you want to hang on to what you have in a shrinking economy. it tends to over power politics and it is very frightening. >> there is the zero some mentality. do you want to add anything? >> it does not relate these days. we did not like one another when things were going good. that was because politics is not based on class groups but lifestyle groups. those sorts of relationships have broken. >> the lack of cohesion that i worry about is not a function of the economy as much as it is a function of demography. one might became a minority in the larger state of the union -- when whites became a minority, that forces us to recalculate what it means to be a member of a minority and what obligations and responsib
NBC
Jul 7, 2011 7:00am EDT
at 7:43 with a scandal that is rattling great britain. the popular tabloid newspaper, "the news of the world" is accused of illegally hacking to the cell phones from everyone from kate middleton to murder victims. michelle has the latest on this. good morning. >>> behind the splashy headlines and world exclusives, the biggest scandal right now is at "the world of the news" itself. it's admitted to hacking to celebrities' cell phones in the past. people have gone to prison over this. citizens targeted may be the families of soldiers killed in battle and murder victims. >> just how low will a tabloid go for a big scoop? >> this is disgusting, disgraceful, it could become endemic. it's not just one newspaper group. they've all been at it. >> so appalled, murder victims, terrorist victims who had their phones tapped is quite disgraceful. >> it reached the top of the government over recent allegations and convictions of cell phone hacking in 2005 involving celebrities and the royal house hold. sienna miller was a victim, and hugh grant. >> the popular targets of "the news of the worl
NBC
Jul 27, 2011 7:00am PDT
? >> you know what, it's a big thing for me, especially when i put that vest on. have the great britain supporters behind me. i'm excited. >> reporter: less than an hour away the american invasion has already begun. the white water center, home of the kayak and canoe event. when you look at this course and think a year out, what fires you up? >> i love this course. it's big white water, americans historically are good at white water. >> reporter: to test the waters and put one of the lead appreciated works to ourselves, brent kyle invited a novice on board. your best advice is what? >> the less you do, the better we are. >> the less i do the better we are? >> yes. >> appreciate that vote of confidence. come on! oh, boy! oh! oh, boy. the real celebrations are still to come in a city that embraces the majesty of the old and the excitement of the new. >> we will do it in a way that we believe is spectacular and it will be spectacular. it's going to be great for the world to watch. it's going to be great for our children to watch. it's going to be exciting. ♪ >> reporter: that white water
CNN
Jul 27, 2011 7:00pm PDT
seven others. outrage from britain over this video shown on libyan state television. it was taken at a pro gadhafi rally. the man in the wheelchair is a man convicted in the 1988 bombing of pan am flight 103 over lockerbie, scotland. he was released from a scott turn prison in 2009 on compassionate grounds when doctors said he didn't have long to live. today that medical advice was called "worthless "and his release a great mistake. the recently merged continental and united airlines had to cancel so many flights today because of so many pilots calling in sick. the mysterious epidemic comes as contract negotiations with the pilots union drags on. jeopardy host alex trebek was hurt while chasing a burglar out of his san francisco hotel room. he are up toured his achilles tendon while trying to catch the culprit who stole cash, a bracelet and other items. police arrested 56-year-old lue sin da moyez charged with burglary and receiving stolen property. do you know how old alex trebek is? >> no. how old? >> 71. >> that old? really? he looks great. >> well, he's a crime-fighting dude.
CSPAN
Jul 16, 2011 7:00am EDT
new book, classified, secrecy in the state and post-war britain. and the professionor looks at civil rights in the early 1990s. get the complete schedule. >> live from sthracks, the nation's governors look at the lessons of 9/11 and freedman talks about competitiveness and the economy. the national governors association, this weekend, on line on c-span radio and on c-span. >> i'm very interested in what i call disappearing america. america that may not be here 25 years from now. >> for 30 years carol has traveled the united states documenting the country through her photo lens. follow her story. sunday night on quanchquanch. it's a prelude to the documentary, the library of congress. >> it's all available to you on t vision, radio, on line. and find our content any time through c-span's video library. and we take it on the road with our digital bus and local content vehicle. it's washington your way. the c-span networks. now available more than 100 million homes. provided as a public service. "washington journal" continues. host: we're joined by pedro of reuters. as you look at the u
CSPAN
Jul 17, 2011 7:00am EDT
. taiwan. russia, hong kong. britain. twit ser land and luxembourg. our mountain of debt for the u.s. economy from the business section today. bert from spring borrow ohio. grand bargain. everything back on the table is now back on the front page of the "washington post" this morning? caller: i don't agree with them, with any of the way they're coming up with those ideas. either tax the wealthy or cut government programs. why do they need to do either or? you have a lot of government employees. we're the ones why can't you cut their hours like a regular business would do. these people get sick paid days and all kind of benefits. just cut some of their hours and let's get some of that revenue back going. what's wrong with working half day fridays and just start you know, saving some taxpayers some money? i don't understand it. i didn't vote for any of these people to make tough decisions. i voted for them to make smart decisions. host: thanks for the call. twitter page. the president put anything on the table. republicans are pushing american poor to the brink. crystal on the demo
FOX News
Jul 8, 2011 6:00am EDT
. in this country and in great britain as well, we have what's called the litigation privilege. a fancy phrase meaning whatever you say in a courtroom or whatever you say in furtherance of what goes on in the courtroom, could be in a judge's chambers. could be in a conference room is absolutely privileged meaning it cannot form the basis for litigation. if that were not so, then these trials would never end and people would always sue others for what they said during the course of the trial. also if that were not so, it might inhibit people from answering truthfully a question put to them in the courtroom. now, this is a little bit unusual because it came from the mouth of the lawyer. whatever lawyers say in the courtroom cannot form the basis of a lawsuit. where did he get this from? did he make this up or did she tell him to say this? if he made it up, he committed an ethics violation but that's between him and the ethics prosecutors in florida. if she gave him information on which to base this outrageous claim, then he's not only permitted to do it but he exercised his judgment and decided
FOX News
Jul 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
to congress about using performance enhancing drugs. >> meanwhile, more fallout from britain's news of the world newspaper hacking scandal. rebecca brooks has now resigned as chief executive of our parent company's british newspaper unit, news corp., just one of the recent hacking scandals. this morning, we're finding out that the pentagon suffered one of its largest hacking events ever. a cyber theft of more than 24,000 files. the pentagon says they were stolen by a foreign government. joining us right now is a man who knows about it, bob dylan snyder, the head of the new york based group and used to run one of the biggest p.r. firms in the country. good morning. >> good morning, how are you? >> fine, thank you very much. what do you make of this particular hacking scandal of the news of the world? >> the news of the world is a hacking scandal. it can't be denied. the issue is why are so many piling on at this point? we know it's a hacking scandal. shouldn't we get beyond it and deal with the issue of hacking. citicorp has been hacked into it. insurance companies have been hacked
ABC
Jul 21, 2011 2:05am PDT
murdoch's memorable day of testimony, britain's prime minister was verbally hammered in parliament as lawmakers demand answers about his connections to that ongoing phone-hacking scandal. the ripple -- it's every part of life. law enforcement, politics, media, everyone's ensnared in this thing. >> it does seem like there's a lot of favors, a lot of the behind the scenes money passing hands which is why this scandal continues to spread, of course. >> very cozy relationships. >> indeed, that's true. >>> also coming up later this half hour in our "morning papers," a special and personal announcement for our viewers so be sure to stay tuned for that, we'll let you know what's going on behind the scenes. >> we've had several personal announcements on the show. so one more today. we'll get to that the end of the half hour. >>> but we begin with the dangerous heat that has trapped millions of americans in a week-long steam bath. >> we're talking about the sweltering heat wave that is now covering a huge area from texas to georgia. and also from minnesota to maine. abc's t.j. winick has th
NBC
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
of britain's parliament today about the tabloid phone hacking scandal that threatens his empire. while an early whistle blower in the scandal is discovered dead. we're live in london with the dramatic developments. >>> californiadreamin? new information suggests casey anthony may have flown to the golden state after her release from jail. as one witness from her trial claims the prosecution knowingly withheld evidence that could have helped the defense. >>> and belles of the ball. the u.s. soccer team may have come up short in the world cup, but they're number one in our hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this tuesday, july 19th, 2011 captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, in this is "today" with matt lauer and ann curry, live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. and boy, what a day it's going to be for rupert murdoch, hauled in front of parliament. he'll be answering questions about the phone hacking scandal about his tabloid "news of
CSPAN
Jul 5, 2011 8:00pm EDT
it was authoritarianism, racism, eugenics, imperialism and outside of france and the united states and britain and a couple of constitutional monarchies and scandinavia you've got rise of authoritarianism three terrapin in the depression obviously in hitler's terminally and miscellany italy but elsewhere, and i do think there is a link that is when you have slow growth you might think everyone will say let's pitch in together and save the nation, but it's not just here, it's most democracies we've had the experience. the horizons contract and the group's, whatever they may be you want to hang on to what you have and the fear that someone else will do better than you and shrinking the economy tends to power politics and its very frightening. >> it's a sort of zero some mentality. bill, to one to that anything? >> we didn't like one another when things were going good. [laughter] and that's because politics now is not based on class trips, it's lifestyle groups and so those relationships have broken. >> i would say the lack of cohesion that i think about is not a function of the economy as much
CSPAN
Jul 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
evidence that says it is wrong. >> host: good evening is britain's biggest and most police force incompetent or corrupt or both? public confidence in the police is rocking after two high-profile resignations and he admits he took some day o working for the mad at the same time reporters if they were only on unthinking terms of made other officers deeply uncomfortable but the. but always it did tangs have lower it is about judgment and but here they're used to be regular meetings between news of the world journalist and stephen sin and john yates to discuss the stories of nine told the relationship was incredibly close. >> of former commissioner met with the executive 18 times in four years but tonight it seems it was much closer than this. >> is there any element of the relationship between the police and the news of the world? that stop them from pursuing the hacking? >> the man in 2009 who decided not to open an after reviewing 11,000 pages of evidence commander pressure two mou resign in today was threatened with suspension so he jumped. >> we are truly accountable. those who
CSPAN
Jul 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
made -- britain is that the supreme court has made it clear the ability to raise and spend money is really a first amendment right and that is -- doesn't mean that you can't have some constraints, but i think they've made very clear and rulings throughout the last 34 years that you cannot put constraints on the ability to go out, talk about politics, run your campaign. now, one development has been that a lot of candidates now do supposedly testing the waters, you know, they start running for president within days, it seems, after the last election. and what happens is they have gotten very coy about when they actually form their presidential campaign exploratory committee. they actually test the waters before they actually test the waters. and it does make -- you have this feeling of the perpetual campaign. but given our court system, given our -- the way that campaign finance and laws have been interpreted by this court over the years, i don't think there's really any constitutional way to say you cannot raise money and start competing. and the reason that people start running
FOX News
Jul 20, 2011 3:00am PDT
guidelines are no near as forceful as some countries like france, britain and israel that has proposed legislation for companies to identify when their ads have been altered. some celebrities have spoken about extreme retouching. kate winslet took legal action for making her too thin and brad pitt ask his "w" magazine cover not be retouched. i got to tell you that sometimes i think my life would be better if i was 10 pounds thinner. how messed up is that? i told that to the ama guy and he says, blame these magazines. >> you don't need retouching quite frankly and i do blame the magazines for making you think that you must be perfect. magazines won't go along with this. with any change, right? >> yeah, the ama is hoping that they'll listen to these guidelines and the girl scouts of america loved what they're doing but the reality of the situation is, you know, photographers and the media and the campaigns really don't want to change anything. >> so talking about the 10 pounds, when the guy made your face fatter. >> he made -- it was really cool set called portrait professional, the p
FOX News
Jul 9, 2011 6:00am EDT
. a controversial in vitro lottery will launch in britain giving protective parents winning thousands of dollars towards expensive fertility treatment. tickets of the so-called game will be sold online, and every month. some are now calling the lottery wrong and entirely inappropriate. and this isn't your average invitation, a marine asked mila kuhnous out on a date from afghanistan. >> and just want to one thing i'd like to ask you, like you, on november 18th, from greenville, north carolina with yours truly. take a second, think about it, get back to me. >> wow, the sergeant's got more of the 3rd battalion, 2nd marines posted this on youtube and we don't know if she's watched it yet. no word on her response. those are your headlines. now, time for the 7th annual wounded warrior, injured troops in afghanistan gathered and everything from scuba diving, kayaking, water skiing and more. rick reichmuth is trying to keep up. >> exactly the 7th year this event has been doing on and joined by will parker, you lost your leg on may 31st, i think may 31st and that's a few weeks ago. >> yeah, about four o
CSPAN
Jul 31, 2011 2:00pm EDT
know in great britain, 30% of their assets are held by insurance companies, not by financial institutions. 15% in the united states, so both looking within the united states and looking internationally, your views are going to be very important, and i hope we move quickly to confirm you and get you there. thank you for your service. thank you. >> senator? >> thank you all for being here today and being willing to serve the way you have offered yourselves, and i think your families for being here. you certainly will not receive very tough questions with all of these family members in the audience, so we are glad to see them. i will start with you, mr. vice chairman, soon-to-be chairman. paul when dodd-frank was being debated and discussed, the previous chairman did an outstanding job of convincing a majority of members of the senate and house to turn you into a super entity with abilities. as we were leading up to that, many of the rating agencies began saying because they really thought that too big to fail was going to end, they were thinking about a downgrading these instit
CSPAN
Jul 5, 2011 1:00pm EDT
, militant nationalism, imperialism. outside of france and the united states and britain and a couple of countries in scandinavia, the rise of radical militarism, obviously in hitler's germany and muss leaney's italy. i think there's a link. when there's slow growth, you'd think everyone would say, let's pitch in together and save the nation. it's not just here in most democracies of which we had the experience, people divide and the subgroups, whatever they may be, you want to hang on to what you have an the fear that someone else will do better than you in a shrinken economy tends to power politics. it's a very frightening -- >> it exacerbates the zero sum mentality. bill, do you want to say something? >> it doesn't relate these days. we didn't like one another when things were going good. that's because politics now is not based on class groups, it's baseden lifestyle groups. and so, you know, those sorts of relationships are broken. >> i would say the kind of -- the lack of cohesion that i worry about is not a function of the economy as much as a function of democracy. when whites
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Jul 9, 2011 2:00pm EDT
? >> in great britain a few years ago cannot they undertook -- a few years ago, they undertook a social security reform. in typical british way, they had a white paper study on what they should do and concluded that it would be useful to try to increase private savings at the same time that they did social security reform. it actually increased benefits in the public system. but even there, they decided that it was not enough. it is probably because the index did at a slower rate. they decided that in order to help a broad swath of people we needed to build up private pension savings. if you look at the private pension system, it covers fairly poorly most of the population. an estimate i did a few years ago -- i have not quite of dated, but basically of 70% of those who retire, the lifetime expenditure is close to $1 million. that is in excess of their home, private accounts, everything. a large number are dependent upon social security and medicare. how do we deal with it? one way is to try to, perhaps, increase some of those cash benefits for lower and moderate income people. but for the middl
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Jul 13, 2011 10:00am EDT
of international prominence was after the war with great britain, the war of 1812, people in the united states said, yeah, we have been at war, but we helped some bankers, we are still going to pay the money. they reassured the world even though there had been a war they are still going to stand good for their debts. and that's when people stood up and took notice and said that's a country to watch. a country of integrity. that's what we are -- still need to be. >> i'm going to do one more question and wrap it up. >> you mentioned, you joked about greece. are you truly worried that if august 2 comes and goes and there is no agreement, that the global markets will not violently react to what the congress and the white house have refused to do? and on the second question, another global concern, this is a very different issue, that senator rockefeller brought it last night, is this notion of phone hacking and what's happening a lot with news corporations overseas and whether or not there is a violation of u.s. law. do you have a reaction to that as well? >> i'm just starting to watch that scandal on
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Jul 7, 2011 12:00pm EDT
is take a look at canada and britain. i mean, we don't have to theorize what that will result in. it will result in rationing. the medical innovation that saved my daughter's life and millions of others, it really is america where medical mir release are are created. that innovation will come it a grinding halt. that's just the quality aspect of health care bill. it is going to destroy our budget. i wrote a piece with the ex-c.b.o. director, when this thing kicks in, as it is designed to do and a large percentage of americans lose their employer health care coverage we're taking about maybe $900 billion. we're bankrupting america, senator. that's why i ran. mr. sessions: i would ask unanimous consent that i be given one additional minute? the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. mr. sessions: mr. president, i just want to say, we have in this colloquy senator blunt, who is the second-rank republican leader in the house and who has dealt with these issues for many, many years, we are so glad to have him in the senate. and senator johnson, a new sen
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